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Cadence expands its medical communication offerings through KOL Connect® a comprehensive KOL relationship management solution

Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 2017 – Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm announced today, that it has built an extensive KOL (Key Opinion Leading) physician relationship management solution that incorporates an easy, highly-flexible data platform and full-range of support services to direct, coordinate and maximize global KOL interactions.

“We are pleased to have established a strong footprint in the global KOL healthcare market in the past decade and now be providing a unique database and enhanced services solution to help our clients reach their medical communications goals,” stated Laura Smith, President and Managing Principal of Cadence.

Cadence KOL Connect is a comprehensive solution for global KOL management.  It transcends regions, countries, and diseases to build and strengthen our clients’ relationships with their advisors and investigators through a comprehensive set of services and database called the Cadence KOL Platform.  The Platform is a cloud-based data management system that allows clients to identify, develop and manage KOL relationships.  It enables tracking of global interactions and relevant activities, and disseminates critical information in real time worldwide.  It can be accessed through computers, smart phones, or tablets.

Cadence KOL Connect is unique in three ways: 1) it is backed by an extensive set of tailored services that provide seamless KOL management globally ensuring the client receives real value, 2) provides a highly flexible platform, easily customized to best meet a client’s needs and 3) it provides a proprietary KOL ranking algorithm and output to guide KOL selection and development. These differentiators allow a client to create a tailored solution that adds direct value without high programming expense and long timelines. In addition, through Cadence housing the Platform, it simplifies the client’s legal requirements and minimizes compliance issues.

These attributes provide an easy platform and means to coordinate, communicate and implement KOL engagement around the world. In addition, Cadence provides the highest quality medical communication services to facilitate KOL engagement including scientific content development and delivery, strategic planning and meeting planning support globally. Cadence staff are fluent in numerous languages and are trained extensively on local relevant customs and cultural norms.

About Cadence Research & Consulting

Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm that supports its clients through scientific content development and meeting planning, market research and strategy work.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.  Cadence clients span a broad array of companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and health IT segments.

Cadence was co-founded in 2008 by Laura Smith and Sugata Biswas. Smith has 20 years’ experience in communications, finance and operations in the healthcare industry. She received her B.S. in health education from Utah State University and MBA from Yale University. Sugata Biswas has 20 years of experience in management consulting and market research. Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University.

Cadence is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit http://www.cadenceresearch.com

Contact:

Laura Smith
lsmith@cadenceresearch.com
360 Via Las Brisas, Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
805-214-1782

 


 

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Cadence Research expands strategy consulting offerings with the addition of Allison Robbins, CFA as Senior Director, bringing an analytical eye to innovation for biopharma, health IT, provider, and government clients

Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2017 – Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm, announced today Allison Robbins, CFA has joined the strategy consulting practice as Senior Director.

“We are pleased to have Allison’s assistance and leadership in bringing a broad knowledge reaching across health care with a strong emphasis on finance, strategy and operations. Her expertise allows us to expand our strategy consulting offerings to address all stages of deal development and execution in which our clients participate in growing their portfolios,” stated Sugata Biswas, Founder and Managing Principal of Cadence.

Robbins brings a wealth of experience from her multi-disciplinary work over 15 years in the global finance and healthcare industries. She has invested in numerous private and public biotech, diagnostic, and medical device companies during her time with Genzyme Ventures (now Sanofi-Genzyme Ventures), Tullis Health Investors, and Paramount Capital. Robbins also founded a health IT SaaS startup and spun-out and operated a Direct-Pay Primary Care practice. Through Green Shoots Consulting, LLC, she also guided private and government organizations to commercialize early-stage life science research. Robbins began her career in finance at Goldman Sachs.

Robbins holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Biochemistry and Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School in Health Care Management and Finance. She is a CFA Charterholder.

About Cadence Research & Consulting

Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm that supports its clients through scientific content development and meeting planning, market research and strategy work.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.  Cadence clients span a broad array of companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and health IT segments.

Cadence was co-founded in 2008 by Laura Smith and Sugata Biswas. Smith has 20 years’ experience in communications, finance and operations in the healthcare industry. She received her B.S. in health education from Utah State University and MBA from Yale University. Sugata Biswas has 20 years of experience in management consulting and market research. Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University.

Cadence is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit http://www.cadenceresearch.com

Contact:

Laura Smith
lsmith@cadenceresearch.com
360 Via Las Brisas, Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
805-214-1782

 


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Why Cadence Achieved Status as One of Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Year in a Row!

Cadence repeated it’s strong growth for the second year in a row with a three-year growth rate of over 800%, and ranked 542nd in Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.    

Los Angeles, CA, December 20, 2013 – Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare marketing firm offering market research, medical communications and strategic consulting services, repeated it’s placement among the nation’s fastest growing private companies.  It’s continued growth is driven by high client satisfaction and retention.

“It’s expensive to acquire new client in the highly competitive services market,” says founder and managing principal Laura Smith Biswas.  “Our belief from the start was that clients appreciate consistent high quality execution of services coupled with a flexible collaborative experience.  Our focus starts with the client experience.  What can we do to make our client’s lives easier?  It is from this perspective that we work.  Our ability to do this has led to high client retention and ultimately fueled our expansion.”

Biswas continues, “Inconsistent quality of deliverables, rigidity, high turnover of project team members and lack of senior level involvement are common problems facing our industry.  Given relatively low switching costs, clients do not and will not put up with this.  Long-term growth can best be generated through consistent high quality execution.  Internally, our incentive structure and culture are aligned to create a great place to work and serve our clients. We are confident about the future as we continue to prove that this market driven model works.”

About Cadence Research & Consulting

Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare marketing company that supports its clients through market research, meeting planning and evidence-based strategic consulting.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.    Co-founder and Managing Principal, Laura Smith Biswas has over 15 years experience in finance and operations in the healthcare industry.  She received her B.S. in health education from Utah State University and MBA from Yale University.

Co-founder and Managing Principal, Sugata Biswas, has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and market research.  Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University.  Along with Daryl Twitchell, Biswas co-authored the book, “Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry” (Wiley, 1999 & 2001). The book was subsequently translated into Chinese, Russian and Hungarian.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500 | 5000

The Inc. 500 | 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

Cadence is based in Los Angeles with offices in Dallas, Salt Lake City and New York.  For more information, visit www.cadenceresearch.com


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Advice from Founder of Cadence Research, One of Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2012

By leveraging a business model that avoids big but common mistakes, Cadence has achieved a three-year growth rate of over 1,900%, and ranked 181st in Inc Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 500 | 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.    

Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2012 – Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare marketing firm offering market research, meeting planning and strategic consulting services, was launched at a time when the U.S. economy continued to sink with little relief in sight. However, unlike many, Cadence thrived.  The secret of this success lies in its business model and how it avoids the common mistakes that create stifling work environments, poor performance, and unhappy clients.

“When we built Cadence, our intention was to create an environment where people want to come to work; a place that is collegial in nature, where the work is intellectually stimulating, the relationship with clients is collaborative, and the sense of accomplishment is real,” says founder and managing principal Sugata Biswas.  “We consciously worked to get away from the old hyper-competitive, hierarchy based model.  We operate Cadence very differently: collaboration, support, and balance are some of the ideas that are critical to the way we work and the results we achieve.  Our client retention validates our approach and has fueled the growth leading to this honor.”

A strong believer in focusing on the solution and not the problem, Biswas says, “For a very long time, people have recognized the need for better ways of operating businesses.  Yet, somehow, common mistakes are repeated.  The problem is that business leaders are addressing the symptoms, rather than the root causes.  Three common business-killing assumptions are:

–          Assumption 1: The more competitive an environment is, the better the outcome.  A certain level of competition is healthy but like chocolates and wine, more is not always better.  In fact, if you just keep piling it on, it can become toxic.

–          Assumption 2: Systems and policies alone will solve problems that hinder performance and morale.  The solution lies in addressing the underlying fundamental issues driving the problems rather than adding another rule, program or system.

–          Assumption 3: The pie is fixed: if my colleague is recognized or rewarded, that means I lose.  This assumption thrives when people believe there is not enough to go around, resulting in everyone trying to put each other down rather than building each other up and succeeding together.  It’s critical to create a mindset of abundance where the focus is on making the pie bigger, not trying to take your neighbor’s slice.”

About Cadence Research & Consulting

Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare marketing company that supports its clients through market research, meeting planning and evidence-based strategic consulting.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.    Founder and Managing Principal, Sugata Biswas, has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and market research.  Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University.  Along with Daryl Twitchell, Biswas co-authored the book, “Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry” (Wiley, 1999 & 2001). The book was subsequently translated into Chinese, Russian and Hungarian.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500 | 5000

The Inc. 500 | 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

Cadence is based in Los Angeles with offices in Dallas, Salt Lake City and New York.  For more information, visit www.cadenceresearch.com